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Climate Change

Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather over periods of time that range from decades to millions of years. It can be a change in the average weather or a change in the distribution of weather events around an average (for example, greater or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change may be limited to a specific region, or may occur across the whole Earth.

 

Articles About Climate Change

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Speaks At A News Conference at AUSMIN Meeting At Admiralty House In Sydney
Julie Bishop to Attend UN Climate Summit; Australia Pressured to Announce 'Bolder' Target

By IBTimes AU

Australia is feeling the pressure of committing to a new target to achieve its 2020 emissions reduction goal. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will be representing Australia in the upcoming UN summit. (6:03 pm)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, RENEWABLE ENERGY, TONY ABBOTT

The sun is seen behind smoke billowing from a chimney of a heating plant in Taiyuan, Shanxi province in this December 9, 2013 file photo.
Record Dry Spell in New Zealand's South Island 'Rare'; CO2 Emissions Rising at Accelerated Rate

By IBTimes AU

South Island in New Zealand is experiencing a record dry spell climate change scientists attribute to global warming. The WMO said greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are increasing at an accelerated rate. (Sep 11)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, LONDON

Lightning strikes near a ridge as a storm passes
Scientists Solve the Mystery Of The 'Sailing Stones' At Death Valley National Park (Watch Video)

By IBTimes AU

Scientists have conducted researches and investigations on the "sailing stones" in Death Valley since 1940s -- and found that an underlying pond may be the reason. (Sep 08)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA

This image taken aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in 2006 shows the newly discovered planet, Fomalhaut b, orbiting its parent star, Fomalhaut released to Reuters on November 13, 2008. The small white box at lower right pinpoints the planet'
Whale-Sized Asteroid to Pass Closest to New Zealand on Sept. 8

By IBTimes AU

An asteroid will pass closest to New Zealand on Sept. 8. The fast-moving object is said to be about the size a of a whale. (Sep 05)

MORE TOPICS: NASA, ARIZONA

Hallucinogenic Drug Found in Meat Consumed by Florida Family
Meat Heavy Western Diets Causes Global Warming, New Study

By IBTimes AU

A new study conducted by the scientists from the Universities of Cambridge Aberdeen has found that an increase in the consumption of meat would cause global warming. (Sep 02)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING

Great Barrier Reef Under Threat
Climate Change Is Eating Away The Great Barrier Reef

By IBTimes AU

Despite the government's tall claims about its environmental policies, Great Barrier Reef is deteriorating slowly . (Aug 29)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, AUSTRALIA

Ian Somerhalder
Ian Somerhalder: 'Vampire Diaries' Actor Hints CW TV Series Could End With Season 6, Shares Latest Project on Instagram

By IBTimes AU

Fans of “The Vampire Diaries” are excitedly counting down the days to the premiere of the CW TV series sixth season which is scheduled to happen in Oct. 2014. However, it looks like the fans should also prepare themselves because a TVD cast member h... (Aug 27)

MORE TOPICS: RENEWABLE ENERGY, KIM KARDASHIAN

'The Vampire Diaries' Star Ian Somerhalder And Nina Dobrev
‘Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder Has Never Been Happier, Actor No-Show In Nina Dobrev’s Movie Premiere

By IBTimes AU

Parading his new-found love, Ian Somerhalder has never been happier with his life as he found a special girl that gives him the love and support. (Aug 22)

Steam rises from the stacks of the coal-fired Jim Bridger Power Plant
Australia's Renewable Energy Sector Suffers from Scrapping of Biggest Solar Power Station

By IBTimes AU

Australia's renewable energy companies have warned the scrapping of renewable energy targets could be "fatal" to the industry. Energy company Infigen's share price has declined as investors assess the uncertainties in the country's energy policies. (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: RENEWABLE ENERGY, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT

Twin polar bear cubs stand with their mother Giovanna
Climate Change Has Given Birth to New Hybrid Species: Transformation Before Man's Eyes

By IBTimes AU

Global warming melts the old Arctic ice and destroys natural habitats. It is also the biggest cause of hybridization. (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING